Commanding the robot to work is a human right? No, it is the controller. The controller (English name: controller) refers to the main circuit in a predetermined order to change or control circuit and a wiring resistance value change circuit for controlling starting of a motor, speed, and reverse brake master device.
Industrial robot controller mainly controls the movement position of the robot in the working space, and posture trajectory and the operation sequence of the operation time.
global motion control market to develop rapidly in the next wave of intelligent manufacturing. As one of the three core components of industrial robots, controllers’ decision-making body “issued orders, factory automation brain is designed to publish and transmit movement commands to the robot.
Thus, the master controller controlling the initiative equivalent performance of the robot. This is the focus of leading enterprises at home and abroad robot controller developed one of the important factors. 2019 global motion control market growth rate of decline, according to the latest motion control market Interact Analysis report , 2019 global motion control market fell 3.8% compared to last year.
The controller is part of the PLC control field segments, the proportion of the total cost of the components was 12%. With the downturn automation environment and the decline in sales of industrial robots, industrial robots as the upstream production of core components, the market demand of the controller can not help but be affected. 2019 industrial robot market slowdown, revenues declined 4.3%. Resulting in downstream industry specific negative factors, mainly attributed to the global economic slowdown, trade wars and global automotive industry uncertainty.
In addition, the same controller needs huge capital-intensive machine tools, rubber and plastics machinery and pulp and paper machinery and other machinery industry 2019 market situation is not optimistic. Interact Analysis expects 2019 global machinery industry will decline about 4% or more.
However, the low degree of localization of the controller of the foreground may be in the field of industrial robots, reducer, servo motor and control system referred to as the core components of the robot CONTROL ENGINEERING China Copyright , the total cost of the robot 72 %. Among them, 36% reducerServomotor 24%, 12% of the control system. At present, many domestic controller has to achieve a breakthrough in technology, but the scale is still and foreign giants.
robot body parts and the cost of distribution tables
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own use mode of the controller to become the world leader in the general mode of production. In China, four families accounted for 55% of industrial robots, which accounted for 18% of Fanuc, Kuka accounted for 14%, ABB robots accounted for 13%, accounting for 10% of Yaskawa.
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At the same time, four families of controllers in the Chinese market accounted for 53%, which accounted for 16% of Fanuc, Kuka accounted for 14%, ABB robots accounted for 12 %. Basically the same body robot controller market and market share. However, the market share of domestic brands control less than 16%, showing that in China the field controller, the lower the degree of localization.
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At present, the motion controller market in China, Germany’s Siemens, the new generation of Taiwan, Taiwan Po-yuan, Taiwan’s Advantech, Beijing Kane Dili, Mitsubishi, Rockwell, Hong Kong Googol , Omron, Schneider and other vendors accounted for half of the market share,
motion controller domestic distribution market as a whole
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in addition to the controller, the domestic market share of domestic brands reducer is less than 10% servo motors accounted for only 22%, on the whole, the degree of localization of China’s industrial robot parts to be improved. However, as China’s industrial robot localization rate rising, and global motion control market growth rate of decline compared to the status quo, the controller domestic market size growth was contrary trend, posting gains occur, expected 2019 market size of China Motion Control over 2.1 billion.
2016 – 2021 China market size growth rate of motion control situations
Source: MIRDAT EBANK, State Securities Institute
the road of development of domestic road resistance and long current controller, the controller has achieved greater domestic breakthrough, especially in the controller’s hardware requirements, has basically achieve self-satisfaction. China on behalf of companies such as industrial robots Kymmene technology, Eston, new and up and other listed companies have achieved self-developed controller and servo technology.
Source: Company announcements, State Securities Institute (Note: Some parts of the robot income estimates)
Eston and reached a new layout on the industrial robot control system and servo system, products are mainly used in robotics and its own brand export sales, Kymmene technology is mainly for export . In the field of industrial robots, controllers, and closely associated servo systems, motion control application integration is the future trend, but requires a combination of body use. The controller current domestic market following problems: 1. From the point of view to some extent, the controller made controllable range of the robot type, but in the operation accuracy, stability, response speed, ease of use aspects and there are some gaps compared to the giants, China still has much room for improvement. 2, robot body parts and strong binding effect, generally mature robot can drive independent research and development and control of the body and the core components to ensure the stability and maintenance of technical systems. In China, the market share of foreign body obvious advantages than domestic market share body, controller market the same way. There are strong vendors controller components KEBA, Beckhoff, B & R and other international and domestic enterprises simply do controllers difficult to break through. 3, high domestic cost control, this is both a strength and a weakness, the performance advantage is occupied by low-end market and emerging areas, such as the robot less precision, the market demand for general-purpose robot development Broad prospects. For a disadvantage mainly in the high-end market, and explore the road of China-made products, road resistance and long. Explore the domestic controller anterior and future capital in 2019, the continued downturn in the larger environment, the domestic market still appears controller bucked the market trend of the development of the phenomenon, with a rising China robot density, localization of Chinese industrial robots continue increase domestic parts also ushered in an important development opportunity. 1, with the major domestic supplier of domestic bulk production can continue climbing, industrial robots and ever-increasing acceptance of domestic parts, domestic controller market prospects.
Source: Each company’s official website, public data compilation
2, hardware technology advances slowed foreign and domestic enterprises to usher in a good opportunity to catch up. Currently, robot parts hardware technology to mature, difficult to subvert innovation, the pace of foreign investment this “stagnation” of the controller to domestic enterprises to provide a good opportunity to catch up. Domestic enterprises can combine development experience and industry giantsThe status quo, to master the core technology of motion control CONTROL ENGINEERING China Copyright , increase brand awareness, focusing on independent research and development to enhance the body added value, focus on cost-effective at the same time, to penetrate the high end. 3, automotive electronics, new energy and other emerging industries are emerging areas of domestic controller, the rapid growth of auto electronics market and new energy vehicle market, domestic controllers to bring a huge increase in space.
China’s new energy vehicle production continued to grow rapidly
Source: China Association of Automobile Manufacturers , State Securities Institute
4, at present, has developed an open structure the modular, standard industrial robot controller into an industrial robot controller main trend of development, artificial intelligence is an important opportunity for the development of China-made robot, but also an important opportunity for the development of China-made parts and components , in the country strong support of the policy makers in the field of deep plowing body is expected to break through the robot controller, increase the market share of domestic controller.